in ancient tradition of art & craft and music, Varanasi is a great
center of learning, and prominent around the world for its silk weaving -
the Banarasi silk sarees and silk brocades industry. Other attractions
include brass ware, ivory ware, gold jewellery, woodcraft, wall hangings,
lamp shades, carpets and masks of various Hindu god, goddesses and saints.
The Holy city Varanasi lies to the
southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Summers with temperature as high as 45°C
mark the extreme tropical climate of the city with Torrential rains and high
humid monsoons followed by a pleasant winters with temperatures around 20°C.
The best season to visit Varanasi is between September to March, although it
is visited throughout the year by the devouts.
Pilgrimage in Varanasi India
Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, Varanasi draws
pilgrims and spiritual seekers from all over the world The rays of the Sun
shimmering across the holy water of the Ganges splashing the ghats, the
banks bathed in golden hue listening to the resounding temple bells filled
with the fragrance of incense sticks in the air, gives an eternal
Varanasi City, almost 3000 years old popularly known as Benaras or Kashi,
is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage
centre for Hindus, who believe that those who are fortunate to die here
Renowned as a seat of learning for ages, people who wish to learn Hindi or
Sanskrit or even Hindu philosophy in its purest form throng to Varanasi in
search of the most knowledgeable teacher. The city of enlightenment, is also
well known for its banarasi paan, and the sweet taste of the Landa Aam, a
variety of mangoes.
Major Attractions in Varanasi
The Ghats of Varanasi -
The Ghats of Varanasi are the
best place to see the charming spell of the old-world traditions and the
cultural identity of the city coming alive with the first rays of the sun as
the sacred waters of river Ganges assumes different shades of gold and
yellow. Thousands of devotees take the ceremonial dip in it offering prayers
standing waist-deep in the river waters. There are 84 such bathing ghats in
and around the holy city.
Banaras Hindu University -
The greatest center of
learning in India boasts of not only great freedom fighters but also the
builders of modern India including scholars, artists, scientists and
technologists who have earned remarkable repute in their respective fields.
Sprawling across 1300 acres, its campus has well maintained roads and
extensive greenery. It has a temple, an airstrip, Bharat Kala Museum and
also has a 927-bed hospital, large playgrounds, a massive auditorium and a